Haywood eager to get one hand on Clubmans Cup trophy
PUBLISHED: 13:10 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:11 04 July 2018
© Ellen Tunstall
With five victories from six starts this year in the Clubmans Cup CSP2 races, Michelle Haywood holds a majestic lead in the series and if she can continue her winning streak will have one hand on the trophy which narrowly escaped her in 2014.
Four years ago Haywood missed the title by a single point, awarded for fastest lap in the final race, but currently holds a 40-point advantage over multi-Clubmans champion Barry Webb and Alze Fulco, the only person to defeat her this year.
In the CSP1 category, Clive Wood holds a 20-point lead over the consistent Peter Richings with Classic racer Mark Charteris and Steven Dickens the only other race winners this season.
The Alfa Romeo series is not as popular as in recent seasons, but the fight for the title is still red hot, with Tom Hill seven points ahead of Paul Webster while Simon Mcfie is third, the latter two running in the Power Trophy section of the series.
Hill needs to keep control of the Twin Spark category with Michael Tydeman and Richard Ford his toughest rivals.
David Nye is fresh from a pair of Fiesta Championship race wins at Cadwell Park, having fought past both Joshua Watkins and Danny Harrison in race one, who would like revenge this weekend.
In the Fiesta Junior series Magnus Kriklywi, like Nye, won both races at the Lincolnshire track but only after race one leader James Waite caused a race stoppage and was excluded.
The popular HRDC Trophy and Allstars runners visit Snetterton on Sunday. In the latter series John Spires triumphed earlier in the season at Silverstone with his TVR Griffith while in the former, Peter Chambers’ Lotus Cortina narrowly held off Take That star Howard Donald and his co-driver Mike Jordon’s example at the Northampton circuit.
Rob Baker currently holds the lead in the Honda Civic Cup Championship with Jason Ballantyne, Daniel Reason and Mark Grice giving chase making for a tense pair of races.
The 19-race programme starts at 1.35pm on Saturday and at 10.05am on the following day.